Spicy Salmon with Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Quinoa
Updated: Dec 23, 2017
We all have moments in life that are similar to what a salmon must feel like, going upstream against the current. After a long day full of challenges, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner. It’s tempting to choose a pre-made meal because it’s the simple choice, but cooking a healthy meal can be fast and simple as well. Try this delicious spicy salmon recipe including protein, low carbs and veggies for a nutritious dinner. Everything you need in 30 minutes. We guarantee you’ll feel proud you chose the healthy option in the end.
Spices: cumin, paprika, chilli flakes and salt to taste
Roast Brussel Sprouts: Wash the brussel sprouts and cut into halves. On a baking sheet, toss the sprouts with a drizzle of oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in the centre of the oven at 180°C for approximately 20 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking until golden-brown.
Cook Quinoa: Add 2 cups (500ml) of water to 1 cup (250ml) of quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes. To add more flavour instead of using all water, use half water and half vegetable stock. Use a rice cooker instead if you have one, it’s more hands-off!
Cook Salmon: In a small bowl mix olive oil, salt, cumin, paprika and chilli flakes. Pour over salmon. Fry for 3 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Cover with tin foil or lid and put it aside for another 3 minutes for it to stay warm until ready to plate.